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      05-19-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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PCB's in Fish Oil Capsules?

Anyone hear anything about this? Some fish oil capsules have been found to be contiminated with PCB, a chemical known to cause cancer. Chemical companies have been polluting certain bodies of water with this nasty chemical and in turn the fish absorb it into their bodies - hence the presence of the chemical in the fish oil.

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_14501591

It's pretty disturbing. The ones I am taking are GNC 3x strength fish oil enteric capsules. I have since stopped taking them because I am worried about possible PCB contamination. I'm not here to make anyone paranoid but PCB's are a pretty serious toxin.
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      05-19-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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That's why it's so vital to get your fish oils from a respected manufacturer. Poliquin and Pharmax are two of the best in my opinion.

Toxins are becoming more and more a concern. More toxins, less nutritious food. Bad news.
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      05-19-2010, 02:02 PM   #3
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That's why it's so vital to get your fish oils from a respected manufacturer. Poliquin and Pharmax are two of the best in my opinion.

Toxins are becoming more and more a concern. More toxins, less nutritious food. Bad news.
Do you know if GNC is any good?
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      05-19-2010, 07:48 PM   #4
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Do you know if GNC is any good?
You can never really know for sure since the FDA doesn't regulate stuff like this. But then again, GNC is a trusted and very large brand and I doubt they would put a product on their shelves with their name on it that was heavily contaminated. Still, I'd go with the brands recommended by Bobby_Light. I go with Optimum Nutrition because I got it in a package deal from *******
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Standard Process makes the best supplements...
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True Protein is my trusted brand, fwiw.
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Pharmax here. I also got the micro encapsulated multi packs. Much better ingredients and the, supposed, highest absorption rate.
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I use Natures Bounty, which isn't mentioned in that article at all. I wonder if it's on the list.

I would recommend Source Natural's as another quality brand.
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Do you know if GNC is any good?
I don't consider them a top tier supplement manufacturer so use at your own risk.
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Ive always liked carlson labs fish oils.
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I take Udo's 3,6,9 blend...it's plant based and buying the liquid gets you much more than the pills - http://www.bestpricenutrition.com/Fl...nd-8.5-oz.html
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I take Udo's 3,6,9 blend...it's plant based and buying the liquid gets you much more than the pills - http://www.bestpricenutrition.com/Fl...nd-8.5-oz.html
I also take a 3,6,9 blend but in capsule form and have never seen a liquid. How much in a "serving," tablespoon or two? Taste?
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